Gerrard International

Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy

Why train with the Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy? 

  • Looking for a new career in beauty
  • Love working with people
  • Fit work around your lifestyle
  • Explore other avenues within the industry 

The Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy will give you the guidance and resources you need to succeed.

Behind the Name

By bringing Jessica natural nail care to the UK 26 years ago, Susan Gerrard, a manicurist herself, not only introduced an award-winning manicure system, but developed training programmes that set a new standard in beauty services. She went on to manufacture her own line of cosmetics – Mii - and runs a company with a portfolio of award-winning beauty brands. She became the recent recipient of an industry Lifetime Achievement award.

‘Looking back at where I started, training gave me the drive to move forward in a new career. Just like I did with my career path, there’s the potential to become an educator, distributor, or manufacturer. The Academy will offer opportunities for those looking for full or part-time work to gain in-depth knowledge and confidence to pursue a long-term career in beauty to take it wherever it leads you.’ - Susan Gerrard

Our courses

With the flexibility to study around work or family, the Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy  provides a supportive environment to realise your potential. Courses are held at our purpose-built facility in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire where students learn using our leading professional brands, including Jessica Natural Nail Care, Mii Cosmetics and BeautyLab Skincare.

Students will also have exclusive opportunities to demonstrate their skills through work experience at inspiring spas and salons, and as part of our backstage team for events, like London Fashion Week.  

All of our courses are accredited by Habia, with VTCT recognised qualifications and personal interest short courses. For more information, please contact academy@gerrardinternational.com

We’re proud to have been part of our industry’s past, and excited to be shaping its future with you - the next generation of beauty experts. 

Choose your training course

Full day courses:

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies

Gain an in-demand skill set and lay the foundations for your beauty career to take off.

Course units include:

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Nail Art
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Lash and Brow Treatments
  • Makeup
  • Health and Safety
  • Client Care

You will also receive:

Jessica manicure, pedicure and GELeration training; Brow by Mii industry training, Mii Makeup Industry training; BeautyLab Skincare product and treatment training; Business and marketing workshop; Student discount to build your professional kit.

Cost: £1950 (inc VAT)

 

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments

Become a fully qualified natural nail therapist, ready to offer professional manicure and pedicure services and build your client base.

Course unit includes:

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Nail Art
  • Health and Safety
  • Client Care

You will also receive:

Jessica manicure, pedicure and GELeration training; Business and Marketing workshop; Student discount to build your professional kit.

Cost: £1250 (inc VAT)

 

Short course: Introduction to nails/makeup

These inspiring classes offer an insight into the industry. A perfect way to develop personal skills and an ideal gift for beauty lovers.

Courses in manicure, pedicure and makeup will be available. Please note that these are designed for personal skill progression and do not offer a professional qualification.

 

Qualified therapist? Find out about our courses for professionals by emailing: academy@gerrardinternational.com or call 0345 217 1360.